Individual Author Record
Name: Andrew WinstonPen Name: None Genre: Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMr. Winston currently lives in Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationAndrew Winston is a past editor-in-chief and fiction editor of the Chicago Review literary magazine. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, he attended Washington University in St. Louis and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, daughter, and son.
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ISBN: 0972456295 Agate Bolden. 2005
A remarkably assured and accomplished debut novel that encompasses the bursting life of contemporary Chicago, Looped tells the separate stories of a diverse group of Chicagoans—black, brown, and white, gay, straight, and bi—as their lives unfold in diverging and (occasionally) converging ways over the course of the year 2000. Among the characters are the family of a middle-class black postman whose runaway daughter has just learned she’s pregnant a gifted half-Vietnamese high-schooler whose troubled father spies on the son he abandoned years earlier a tradition-bound Greek diner owner whose upwardly mobile daughter, embarrassed by her ethnic roots, is snarled in a loveless marriage a gay chef whose shaky relationship is strained by the visit of his closeted lover’s uncle, a Catholic priest and the motley members of an up-and-coming band shaken by the breakup of its ambitious lead guitarist and his sexually confused songwriter girlfriend. Ambitious, sprawling, engrossing, multifaceted, insightful, and addictively readable, Looped explodes with a life and vitality that mirrors the multicultural reality of twenty-first century Chicago, where the families that sustain us are more likely to be those we’ve created than those we’re born to.